West Virginia facts and info: DHHR.wv.gov(800) 887-4304

Closures/cancellations and schedule changes:

Per the governor's announcement on March 25, the ongoing closure of all WV schools will remain in effect until April 20. A further evaluation will be made at that time to determine whether schools will reopen or remain closed.

Justice also announced that he has asked West Virginia Tax Commissioner Dale Steager to extend the West Virginia income tax filing and payment deadline until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to correspond with the federal government’s recent tax filing extension to the same date.

The Governor also announced that he will be waiving all interest and penalties on property tax filings until Friday, May 1, 2020.Mingo County Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, has been cancelled.

Mingo County Schools is now preparing multiple days of meals at two sites--Mingo Central High School and Lenore PK-8--one day a week and delivering them to each community school for pickup, and will continue this service for as long as the schools closure remains in effect.

Kermit Town Hall is now closed to the public. Water and sewage bill payments can be paid either by mail or by placing them in a drop box in front of the building.

Per Ronald Sanger, Executive Director of the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce: Due to WV Governor Jim Justice's Stay-at-Home Order, the chamber office, The Coal House, is closed to the public. The public can utilize the chamber's email, Facebook Messenger or text/call at (304)-920-7266 for questions or more information. TVCC officials are closely monitoring the chamber’s email and social media pages, and will continue to update the public with any pertinent information as it is received.

The Mingo County Airport Authority Board meeting slated for Thursday, March 26, was cancelled.

The Williamson City Council meeting set for Thursday, March 26, was also cancelled.

Per park President Ronnie Maynard: The Beech Creek Community Park will be closed until further notice.

Williamson Memorial Hospital has restricted all visitors until further notice.

Appalachian Region Healthcare continues to restrict patient visitation at all its hospitals.

The Hatfield-McCoy Trails remains closed until further notice. Trail permits for those who have had to cancel or postpone trips to the area are valid until Dec. 31, 2020.

Mingo County remains in a state of emergency until further notice. As part of the state of emergency, the Mingo County Courthouse and Mingo Memorial Annex Building will continue to be closed to all non-essential business.

Emergency Services Basketball Battle, slated for Thursday, March 24, has been postponed. A new date will be announced later.

The Art of Recovery Pop-up Gallery 2, set for Tuesday, March 31, has been cancelled.

The Williamson Pepperoni Roll Festival scheduled for May 2 will now be held August 22.

The Williamson Field House remains closed to the public.

The Kermit All Class Reunion 2020 originally scheduled for May 23 has been rescheduled for September 5.

The Williamson Housing Authority has suspended all community activities, church services and Bible studies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes events scheduled at the WHA Family Resource Center such as the TeleWorks USA Job Fair on March 26, the Nature Explorers Spring Camp set for March 30-April 3 and the Work At Home Hiring Event on April 15.

All Head Start classes in Mingo County remained closed until further notice.All STOP Coalition meetings, statewide, are canceled until further notice.

All Mingo County FRN meetings and Community Conversations are cancelled until further notice.

The Tug Valley Road Runners Club "Spring Cleaning 5K, 1-Mile Walk has been canceled. Fees can either be used for future races or be refunded.

The operation hours for the South Side Mall at Goody, Kentucky, continue to be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until further notice.

Bars and restaurants in Kentucky remain closed to in-person traffic. Food purchases remain available through drive-thru services and/or by order/takeout until further notice.

All West Virginia restaurants and bars will continue to limit their service to carry-out, drive-thru, and delivery options until further notice. All state casinos in the state remain closed.

Williamson City Hall remains closed to the public until further notice. Payments for utility/garbage services can be transacted by mail, by dropping off payments to the lockbox in front of the office, or by paying by phone using a credit card.

The town of Gilbert is also closed to the public until further notice. Payments for utilities/garbage services can be made by mail, by phone with a credit card, or placed into drop-off boxes at the office.

The town of Delbarton also remains closed to the public until further notice. Payments for utilities/garbage services can be made by mail, by phone with a credit card, or placed into drop-off boxes at the office.

Per the Mingo County Sheriff's Office: Anyone needing to pay taxes, renew or file for an initial concealed weapons license or pay home confinement fees can do so by mail to:Mingo County Sheriff’s Office PO Box 1270 Williamson WV 25661.

Mingo County Tax Search Site:http://mingo.softwaresystems.com/index.html. Residents may pay their taxes by Credit Card via telephone.The number to call is 304-235-0360.You are reminded that in case of an emergency please call9-1-1. All other non-emergency calls to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Office please dial 304-235-0300.

The Larry Joe Harless Center in Gilbert remains closed to everyone except its members. The center's Spring Basketball League has been cancelled and its Hometown Cafe is closed to dine-in patrons but is still offering take-out service.

The Mingo County Library and its branches are closed through March 31, 2020. Board officials said they will reevaluate on Mar. 31 as to whether the library will reopen on April 1.

Beginning Monday, March 23, Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will be extending its Spring Break by one week for students. Faculty will be on campus making preparations to offer their classes fully online beginning Monday, March 30, and information will be sent to students on how to access their classes.

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